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Bernard Roth
Jan. 21, 1923 - Aug. 23, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Bernie Roth was born to Kalman and Miriam Roth in Brooklyn, New York. Bernie was 91 years old. He married his high school sweetheart, Toby Gartman, and they had a wonderful life together for 70 years. She preceded him in death two years ago. Bernie served in WWII in the Army/Air Force, with the 447 squadron in a B-17 as a bombardier, and flew 80 missions. Upon his return from the war, he manage...

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Stewart Willard Mitchell
Nov. 18, 1924 - July 21, 2014
Lincoln, California
Stewart passed away after a long illness at his home on Monday. He touched so many lives in his 89 years. We will miss him terribly, but we are grateful that he is now rejoicing in His presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Stewart was born in San Francisco. His earliest years were spent in San Bruno, after which his family moved to Belmont. He graduated from Sequoia High School. After ...

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George Bull, Jr.
May 21, 1924 - July 17, 2014
Scottsdale, Arizona
George Bull Jr., born May 21, 1924, passed away on July 17 in Scottsdale, Arizona. George was the owner and pharmacist for 35 years at "Bull's Ladera Pharmacy." He cared deeply for his family and friends as well as his customers at the pharmacy. He made many long time friends in Ladera and Portola Valley. He was the loving husband of Edith who passed away several years ago. George served...

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Alan Forrest Culbertson
Sept. 11, 1924 - June 30, 2014
Woodside, California
On June 30 2014 Alan F. Culbertson peacefully passed away at the age of 89 at his home of 45 years in Woodside, California. Alan was born to Leo and Talitha Culbertson in Evansville Indiana on September 11, 1924. He leaves behind his wife of 63 years Patricia Culbertson a daughter Julie See of Hoonah, Alaska and son Philip and daughter in-law Carolina of Sunnyvale, California. Four granddaug...

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Philip C. Williams
Sept. 30, 1931 - June 26, 2014
Menlo Park, California
Phil Williams, influential University Architect & Director of Planning at Stanford University, died unexpectedly June 26. From 1975 to 1992 he set his imprint on the campus with architectural guidelines affecting over 35 major buildings and open spaces, and oversaw two General Use Plan updates. Phil cared deeply for historic preservation of the venerable campus and the essence of the 1880s ...

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Robert DeVries
April 14, 1930 - June 21, 2014
Palo Alto, California
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. -Elbert Hubbard An extraordinary man and designer Bob DeVries died peacefully at the age of 84 on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Bob was the son of the businessman William and Elsie DeVries. He was born in Spokane, Washington, and while losing his mother at an early age, Bob found his first l...

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Clyde Carl De Benedetti
Aug. 29, 1925 - June 10, 2014
Woodside, California
Clyde Carl De Benedetti passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at his home in Woodside. He is survived by his wife, Gaye; sister, Joan Hunt; sons, Tom (Trudy), Rick (Kerry); daughters, Cynthia and Linda (Jim) Boelsems; stepchildren, Christine Ebert and Dean (Elizabeth) Ebert. He is also survived by grandchildren James (Stacy), Nicole (Tony) Silva, Miles (Beth) and Alan, Blake, Ashton...

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Alvin J. Menting
April 23, 1927 - June 8, 2014
Notre Dame, Indiana
Veteran United Airlines pilot "revered" father, grandfather and "favored" uncle, Alvin "Al" J. Menting died June 8, 2014, in Dujarie nursing facility at Holy Cross Village, Notre Dame, Indiana. He was 87 years old. He is survived by his widow, Montel Hawkesworth Menting; four children, Tina Smith, Tony, Terri Setnick, Ted and seven grandchildren. One of 12 children growing up on a dairy farm...

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Harry Anisgard
Jan. 10, 1917 - June 4, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Harry died peacefully after a brief illness on June 4, 2014. He was 97 years old and had lived in Palo Alto for 42 years. Harry was born in Brooklyn, New York. He earned degrees in geology and paleontology from Brooklyn College and Columbia University and worked for several oil companies. Harry also served in the Air Force during WWII. Harry was married to Cecille Anisgard (who died in 2002) fo...

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Garry Patterson
June 16, 1934 - May 30, 2014
Redlands, California
An irreplaceable good husband, brother, father and grandfather, Williams Garrick Patterson, "Garry," died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Kaiser Fontana Medical Center after a brave struggle with acute leukemia. He was a couple of weeks short of 80 years old. Garry was a good, faithful, generous man and cared about his whole family. He always did the right thing, and everything he did, he did well. He wa...

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Dr. Peter Kasenchak
Oct. 17, 1934 - May 29, 2014
Woodside, California
Peter's wonderful life came to an end when he passed away in his home on Thursday morning, May 29th, with his two sons Kevin and Kris caring for him. Peter exemplified what it means to have a positive attitude and a commitment to serving others. It was most apparent through the last 14 months, as he did not miss a family function or opportunity to serve others as he fought pancreatic cancer. Hi...

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John D. Hancock
April 25, 1925 - May 22, 2014
Palo Alto, California
John D. Hancock, 89, a Palo Alto resident of almost 60 years, passed away May 22, 2014. After growing up in Los Angeles, he enlisted in the Navy during WWII, trained in aviation electronics in Monterey and served in Hawaii. Educated at Occidental College and University of Southern California, John earned his M.A. and Ed.D at Stanford. He married in 1948 and began his career teaching mathematics at...

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Daniel Jerome Murphy
Jan. 8, 1926 - May 21, 2014
Oberlin, Ohio
Daniel Jerome Murphy, a former resident of Menlo Park, died peacefully in Oberlin, Ohio, on May 21, 2014, at the age of 88. Jerry, as he was known to his family and friends, was born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1926, the youngest son of Col. Edward A. Murphy and Alice Coughlin Murphy. After graduating from Monterey High School, in Monterey, California, Jerry attended the U.S. Naval Academy i...

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Michael Halick Jensen
Jan. 18, 1956 - May 21, 2014
Atwater, California
Michael worked in restaurants as a chef. He also worked many years for Donnie Foreman Inc. He is survived by five kids and 15 grandchildren. He was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War but did not get deployed. He debriefed troops coming home from Vietnam. He received an honorable discharge for his service. He had a big heart and helped anyone he could. R.I.P. Dad I love you....

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John Sanders
Oct. 13, 1937 - May 19, 2014
Livermore, California
John passed away peacefully at home with family and friends by his side. Born to Fred and Grace Sanders in Bridgeport, AL. John enlisted in the Navy in 1955 and was discharged at the Alameda Naval Base on Dec. 16 1958 and decided to make CA his home. In Feb.,1959 John joined the Los Altos Fire Department where he was employed for 30 years; for 20 of those years he was Fire Chief for Los Altos. He ...

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Murray Chapman Hunt
Sept. 10, 1919 - May 15, 2014
Napa, California
Murray C. Hunt, 94, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at The Meadows of Napa Valley on May 15, 2014. Born on September 10, 1919, to James Murray Hunt and Eva Turner Chapman Hunt, Murray was raised in Berkeley. Together with Louise Feagins Hunt, the love of his life for 64 years, Murray journeyed in 1959 from Oak Park, Illinois, to California in a red Volkswagen bus with five kids. The...

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Richard E. Nippes
Aug. 28, 1922 - May 5, 2014
Atherton, California
Richard E. (Dick) Nippes, 91, passed away on May 5, 2014, from congestive heart failure. Dick was born in Ridgway, PA, on August 28, 1922. He graduated from Ridgway High School in 1940. Then started college at Pennsylvania State University in 1940 where he majored in Chemistry and was a member of NROTC. In 1943, Dick was drafted into the Navy with one semester left to get his degree. He wa...

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Richard "Fritz" Lawrence Snideman II
Dec. 31, 1938 - April 14, 2014
Napa, California
Fritz Snideman passed away on April 14 at age 75. Fritz was a loving husband, a great father and dear friend to many, and will be missed enormously. He began his life's adventures as Richard Lawrence Snideman II in Elkhart, Indiana, in 1938. As a boy in Chicago he discovered a passion for sailing. By the time he was a teenager he was racing regularly. On one of his favorite sailboats, the all-G...

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Kenneth Wolcott Johnson
Nov. 6, 1921 - April 13, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Kenneth Wolcott Johnson passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at home in Palo Alto. A lifelong resident of Palo Alto, Kenneth (or simply Ken) was the first of two children of Betty and Wolcott Johnson. He is survived by his younger sister Dianne, his children Carol, Margie, Larry and Doug, as well as 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Growing up in Palo Alto, Ken was active in the ...

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Ronald Stancil Freeze
Dec. 18, 1932 - March 30, 2014
Palo Alto and San Jose, California
Ronnie Freeze, born in Livingston, California, to Stancil Woodrow Freeze and Anita Hunter, died March 30, 2014, in Reno, Nevada at the age of 81. After serving in the Navy during the Korean War, he began following his lifelong passion for flying, performing as a crop duster and stunt pilot and then finally going into aircraft sales. He was also an accomplished farmer, mechanic, building contra...

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